Dr. Julian Saxe
1920 - 2021
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Dr. Julian Saxe

Indialantic, Fla. - Dr. Julian Saxe passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2021 after a long life of studying, learning and practicing medicine. A life lived with integrity; he was 100 years old. He was a loving husband, father and grand-father.

Born in New York City, on June 14, 1920 to Norman and Frances Saxe, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School, continuing on to Cornell University.

During WWII, he served as a dentist in the Navy, having graduated from New York University with a degree in Dentistry and Oral Surgery. As Medicine was his first love, he went to the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he obtained his medical Degree in 1954. It was there that he met his beloved future wife, Rose-Marie. She said "Oui," and they were married., a loving union that would last 68 years.

Back in the U.S., he did his residencies in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University Hospital and D.C . General Hospital, and in Milwaukee, where he received his Doctorate of Ophthalmology at Milwaukee County General Hospital.

In 1961, he settled in Indialantic, the first Ophthalmologist between Daytona Beach and Fort Pierce and the 23rd physician in Brevard County, Fl. He saw a lot of changes over his many years that included the construction of Holmes Regional Medical Center where he performed surgeries for 38 years. A devoted and caring physician, many of his patients remain his friends to this day.

His love of travel took him around the world. He skied, but his favorite pastime was sailing on his boat, "C'est Ci Bon.," and in the Caribbean with his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Rose-Marie, his son, Dr. Philippe Saxe and wife Kathy; his daughter, Alexandra Kolczynski and husband, Kevin; son, James Saxe; and his beloved grandchildren, Mickey, Danielle, and Vallerie.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, would be greatly appreciated. Due to Covid, only a private family service is planned.

Arrangements by Brownlie -Maxwell Funeral Home. www.brownliemaxwell.com

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February 19, 2021
Chère Rose-Marie
nous sommes tristes d'apprendre par Marianne le décès de Julian. Nous passons en revue les moments de nos rencontres ici à Ägeri, ce sont de beaux moments pleins de rires et de bonnes discussions. Je vous vois arriver avec votre ancienne voiture de sport et Urs se souvient de sorties avec Julian sur son voilier. Vous avez eu la chance de vivre une longue union, d'autant plus Julian doit te manquer. Nous restons en pensées avec toi.
Urs et Madeleine
Urs & Madeleine Blöchlinger
February 14, 2021
My heart goes out to the entire Saxe family. Yes, Dr. Saxe had an impeccable reputation. To Mrs. Saxe, my mother always thought of you as being one her best friends. Mom thought the world of you. Arthur Adams
Arthur J Adams
February 8, 2021
Dear Saxe Family - So sorry to hear about your husband/dad's passing. He certainly lived a long, wonderfully full life and I know you will miss him. It has been a tough couple of months on our friend group's parents. I have great memories of being at the Saxe house growing up. Rest in Peace.

Mindy Mitterling Higby
Mindy Mitterling Higby
February 1, 2021
Dr. Saxe was such an amazing, generous person! Back in the 1960's he was my opthamologist, and not long after meeting him, my Mom became his receptionist, and I became a babysitter for his beloved oldest children, "Lexie" and Philippe. Dr. Saxe had a heart of gold and the brain of a genius. I will always remember how dazzling he and his wife looked before their evening dates. Mrs. Saxe was so beautiful; Dr. Saxe so handsome. It was apparent they were a couple deeply in love who loved their children. I'm wondering if their children remember the rather large, decorative, black spider that hung in the upper corner of their powder room. :-) So many memories...thank you, Dr. Saxe!
Susan Engel
January 26, 2021
We are heart broken. Our most treasured sweetheart now a precious “Angel Julian”. Dr Julian Saxe and Dr Andrew Zorbis , very close comrade gor 35yrs and myself 13 years of treasured friendship, way too short as beloved friends. So many fabulous times and memories. Where do I turn to now, for our travel itineraries❤ , my darling expert ,a finer gentleman , no one could ever meet another ,by his side,Julians exemplary ,refined beautiful wife, RoseMarie. Their deep love for each , exhumed every moment.
Dreading this time coming about,as we saw over the last year, your greatest love of reading and hearing dissipating. The struggle upon you,(we realized). Others in company, those not well known (as us),your presentation in company from 99yrs to 100yrs, were shocked, at your age, whilst in your company. Marveling at your presence and extremely honoured to be in your company. Always so proud to be with you and Rose Marie, we so love you very , very much. God bless you darling , Rest In Peace , we will be with you anon.
Our deepest condolences and all our love to the family
Andy Zorbis and Di Prophett ❤✝xxxxx
Diane Prophett
January 25, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 24, 2021
I am greatly saddened by the passing of
Dr Julian Saxe and send my heartfelt condolences to Rose-Marie and the family..
It takes me back to 1974 , when Dr Saxe saved my son’s life .
His professional expertise, knowledge and and decision to refer us to the top Neurosurgeon in Gainesville at Schands who performed my son’s brain surgery, saved him at the age of 6 !!
Dr Saxe continued with the after care
and his kindness to us, as well as to all his patients, was a reassurance to all who sought his medical help.
May the family take solace in all that he shared with them , over his long , well lived life and be comforted in the knowledge that he will Rest In Peace in God’s eternal love.

There is a saying in my native language:

Nicht das Freuen
nicht das Leiden
stellt den Wert des Menschen dar....

Immer nur wird das entscheiden
was der Mensch dem Menschen war...
With Gratitude

Elke Petz
Melbourne Fl 32940
Elke Petz
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